Privacy Policy

Welcome to (the “Site”), a website operated by Hallway Social Learning Network Inc. (“Kickask”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). Kickask provides a forum and community for you to interact, connect and collaborate with classmates regarding your academics and classes, including by sharing notes and course schedules (collectively, the “Services”). We developed this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain how we collect, use, and disclose information from and/or about you.

By registering with the Site and/or using the Services, you are consenting to our collection, use and disclosure practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes our practices for both a “Visitor” (which means that you simply browse the Site) and a “Registered User”, which means that you have established an account on the Site (your “Account”). We may refer to a Registered User or a Visitor as “you”.


So we are clear about the terminology we are using, when we use the phrase “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean contact information (e.g., name, address, email address, or telephone number) and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual. When we use the phrase “Anonymous Information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean information that is neither used nor intended to be used to personally identify an individual.


The Site is not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. We do not collect or maintain Personal Information from people we actually know are under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site or Services is designed to attract people under 13 years of age. If we later learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user's Personal Information from our databases and to prevent the user from utilizing the Site and the Services.

Information We Collect From You or At Your Request

Personal Information

In general, the Personal Information we gather enables us to provide the Services to you and helps us learn more about the use of the Site and/or Services. We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily at registration and in the course of your use of the Site and/or Services. To add content to the Site, we generally require that you create an “Account” by providing your name, email address, age, gender and a password. When you create an Account, and we may also request that you provide other information as well, including a profile photograph. You may alternatively connect to Kickask through Facebook or another SNS (defined below), in which case we may collect your name, photograph and other information from Facebook and/or that SNS. When you communicate with us by sending us an email, we will collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us.

Kickask is built on a community of sharing advice and comments with your classmates. You are welcome to share as much Personal Information on the Site that you think is necessary and appropriate. If you include Personal Information in certain areas of the Site or Services, or otherwise set your privacy settings to make such information available, we will not consider it to be Personal Information under this Privacy Policy and we may publish it on the Site (and not treat it as Personal Information). This may include information in your profile, including your name and profile photograph, and comments and information you provide through the Site and Services on public areas. We do, however, provide you with tools that allow you to set certain Personal Information as “private”. Since Kickask is social by nature, we encourage you to keep your profile “public”.

To the extent you post Personal Information in comments a publicly available area of our Site or Services, it will be available to other users of the Site who may use it at their discretion. Please be thoughtful about the information that you post in the comments.

Anonymous Information

As you use the Site or Services, certain Anonymous Information may be passively collected and stored, such as your Internet protocol address, domain names, browser type, and access times. We may also use Cookies (as defined below) and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your browser while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your browser until you delete them) to improve your experience on the Site (e.g., by keeping you logged in). Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site or Services.

Disclosure – Third Party Cookies

We may use a third party tracking service such as Google Analytics to track and analyze Anonymous Information from users of our Site. Such third parties may use Cookies to help track user behavior. The use of these Cookies by third parties is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these Cookies.

Our Relationship with Social Networking Sites

We may create interfaces that allow you to connect with social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter (“SNS”) through our Site and Services. We work with the SNS’s application protocol interface (better known as their developer API) in a way that allows you to authorize us to access your account on that SNS on your behalf. In order to provide this authorization, you do not provide us with your user name or password to the SNS, but you will need to log-in to that SNS directly through our Site. Once authorized by you, the SNS provides us a token that allows the SNS to recognize us when we ask, on your behalf, for access to your account information or to post information. For example, when you click “Connect” to grant us access to your Facebook account, we will import your name and other information from Facebook. Similarly, when you click “Like”, we will post the applicable information to your Facebook account. You can revoke our access to any SNS at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within your account settings on the applicable SNS.

How We Use Information.

Personal Information

We will use your Personal Information to:

Administer your Account;

Market our products and services (and those of third parties) to you that we believe may be of interest to you, both on and off the Site. This will include through the serving of targeted advertisements, though we will not disclose your Personal Information in doing so. We may allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements and we may use any of the non-personally identifiable attributes we have collected (including information you do not make publicly available on the Site) to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. For example, if you tend to view biology classes, we might use that interest to show you ads for biology study guides (and to tell ad networks to serve those ads), but we do not tell any publisher who you are to display the advertisement, though the company may learn that you possess certain characteristics based on the fact that you received the advertisement;

Respond to your requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems;

Verify your compliance with your obligations in our Terms of Use or other Kickask policies;

Improve the quality of the Site and the Services; and

Communicate with you about the Site and the Services.

In accordance with your privacy settings, we may also make certain of your Personal Information available on the Site and Services. We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.

We may send you communications via email about the Site and Services. You can opt out of receiving certain communications from the Site by opting out on the Site. Please note that even if you opt-out, we may still send you Site and Services related communications.

Anonymous Information

We may, through our use of Cookies, keep you logged into our Site and personalize your experience on the Site. We may use your Anonymous Information to analyze usage patterns so that we may customize the Site or Services for you and improve our internal operations and the content of our software and Site.

How We Disclose Information.

Personal Information

We may disclose certain Personal Information:

To third party vendors who help us provide the Services or the Site;

To third parties to whom you ask us to send Personal Information (including other Registered Users);

To a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), in the event we have such Affiliates in the future, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy;

To a company that merges with us, acquires us, or purchases our assets (including in bankruptcy), in which case such company may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as they otherwise disclose to you in accordance with applicable law; or

If we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our Terms of Use; (b) comply with relevant laws or to respond to requests from law enforcement or other government officials relating to investigations or alleged illegal activity, in which case we can (and you authorize us to) disclose Personal Information without subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (c) protect and defend our rights or property or the rights and property of you or third parties.

Anonymous Information

We may disclose Anonymous Information without restriction.

Accessing and Controlling Your Information.

You can review, remove and/or change any of your Personal Information by logging into the Site and accessing your Account. You authorize us to use and disclose any new or modified information that you provide in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and you agree that we are under no obligation to delete or modify information that you have previously chosen to provide us. Please remember, however, if we have already disclosed some of your Personal Information on the Site or otherwise to third parties, we cannot access that Personal Information any longer and cannot force the deletion or modification of any such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.

Upon your request, we will close your Account and remove your profile from the Site as soon as reasonably possible, in accordance with applicable law. However, we will continue to use your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy even after we have closed your account. If you opt-out, we may retain the Personal Information to comply with laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Information Disclosed to Third Parties

This Privacy Policy addresses only our use and disclosure of information we collect from and/or about you. If you disclose information to others, including to other Registered Users, the use and disclosure restrictions contained in this Privacy Policy will not apply to any third party. We do not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable.

The Site may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Site and go to another site. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is subject to revision from time to time on a going-forward basis. We will post any revised version of the Privacy Policy on this page. If we make any material changes to it, we will also send you notice thereof to the last email address you have provided to us. Continued use of our Services following notice of such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Contact Us.

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us by sending an email to:

This Privacy Policy was last revised: May 14, 2013

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